Today's the day, folks. The last day of 2015, and the last day you can make a donation to the national park friends organization of your choice and claim a tax deduction if the group is a non-profit.
Grand Teton National Park
The delisting of the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear is imminent and this we should celebrate (‘’’’dancing’’’’). Now that our happy dance is complete, we must insure the grizzlies’recovery is permanent. To insure “continuity of achievement,” the grizzlies need a firewall to protect the success of this achievement from human foible.
Conflicts with hunters and livestock were among the reasons a record 59 grizzly bears died in the Yellowstone ecosystem in 2015, the federal government’s grizzly coordinator said last week.
The second season of construction for our Inspiring Journeys campaign finished on November 9, 2015. Crews built over 1,300 square feet of stone masonry dry-stacked walls, 224 steps, and 628 lineal feet of single tier wall. Take at look at our video highlighting the challenging work completed and significant accomplishments of this summer's crew. The newly restored trail opens to visitors in summer 2016!
Grand Teton National Park officials are not proposing to lower the number of people that can travel the Moose-Wilson Road corridor at any one time, but rather believe they have the tools to lessen their impact.
Record Visitation Strained Some National Parks This Year, Creating Concern Over What 2016 Might Bring
"Find Another Park." That twist on the National Park Service's "Find Your Park" campaign leading into the agency's centennial year was voiced this year in some parks as record visitation strained staff and impacted resources and left Park Service managers wondering how high visitation might go next year, according to a sampling of parks by the Traveler.
Another month has been tacked onto the public comment period for Grand Teton National Park's Moose-Wilson Corridor Draft Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, a plan so controversial enough to prompt Wyoming's governor to summon the park superintendent to Cheyenne for a closed-door meeting.
In a rebuttal to National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis' contention that packrafting shouldn't be allowed to more waters than presently allowed in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, the American Packrafting Association is challenging his arguments in a letter of its own to U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop.apa-jarvis.pdf
The Colorado and Green rivers. Jackson Lake beneath the Tetons. These bodies of water offer some of the best paddling experiences, in some of the greatest settings in the National Park System, and you can experience them in 2016 with your fellow park travelers during a trip with National Parks Traveler. What better way to mark the centennial of the National Park Service?
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead has summoned Grand Teton National Park Superintendent David Vela to Cheyenne for a closed-door meeting about the park's preferred plan for managing traffic along the Moose-Wilson Road, a scenic byway popular with wildlife lovers.